Best 500 Music Albums

At the end of the year 2004, the Rolling Stones magazine published a list of the "Greatest Albums of All Time". A good opportunity for those who want to listen to the music of the past five decades and don't know where to start from. The list contains all the styles of the popular music: pop, rock, folk, country, jazz but the guitar is present on almost all the selected albums.

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
3. The Beatles - Revolver
4. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
5. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
7. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
8. The Clash - London Calling
9. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
10. The Beatles - White Album
11. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions
12. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
13. The Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
14. The Beatles - Abbey Road
15. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
16. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
17. Nirvana - Nevermind
18. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
19. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
20. Michael Jackson - Thriller
21. Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight
22. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
23. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
24. James Brown - Live at the Apollo (1963)
25. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
26. U2 - The Joshua Tree
27. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol.1
28. The Who - Who's Next
29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
30. Joni Mitchell - Blue
31. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
32. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
33. Ramones - Ramones
34. The Band - Music From Big Pink
35. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
36. Carole King - Tapestry
37. The Eagles - Hotel California
38. Muddy Waters - The Anthology, 1947-1972
39. The Beatles - Please Please Me
40. Love - Forever Changes
41. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
42. The Doors - The Doors
43. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
44. Patti Smith - Horses
45. The Band - The Band
46. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend
47. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
48. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
49. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
50. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
51. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
52. Al Green - Greatest Hits
53. Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959
54. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
55. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
56. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
57. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
58. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
59. The Beatles - Meet The Beatles
60. Sly and the Family Stone - Greatest Hits
61. Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
62. U2 - Achtung Baby
63. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
64. Various Artists - Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969)
65. Van Morrison - Moondance
66. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
67. Billy Joel - The Stranger
68. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
69. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
70. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
71. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
72. Prince - Purple Rain
73. AC/DC - Back in Black
74. Otis Redding - Otis Blue
75. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
76. John Lennon - Imagine
77. The Clash - The Clash
78. Neil Young - Harvest
79. James Brown - Star Time
80. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
81. Paul Simon - Graceland
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
83. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
84. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
85. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
86. The Beatles - Let It Be
87. Pink Floyd - The Wall
88. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
89. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
90. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
91. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
92. Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats
93. Prince - Sign 'o' the Times
94. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
95. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
96. The Who - Tommy
97. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
98. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
99. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
100. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
101. Cream - Fresh Cream
102. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
103. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
104. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
105. Ramones - Rocket to Russia
106. Sam Cooke - Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964
107. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
108. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
109. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
110. Radiohead - The Bends
111. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
112. Cream - Disraeli Gears
113. The Who - The Who Sell Out
114. The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads
115. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
116. Etta James - At Last
117. The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
118. Sly and the Family Stone - Stand!
119. Various Artists - The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack
120. Run-DMC - Raising Hell
121. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
122. Janis Joplin - Pearl
123. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Catch a Fire
124. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
125. The Stooges - Raw Power
126. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
127. The Mamas and the Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
128. Television - Marquee Moon
129. Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
130. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
131. Various Artists - Saturday Night fever Original Soundtrack
132. Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
133. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
134. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
135. Elton John - Greatest Hits
136. The Replacements - Tim
137. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
138. The Meters - Rejuvenation
139. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
140. Blondie - Parallel Lines
141. B.B. King - Live at the Regal
142. Various Artists - Phil Spector, A Christmas Gift For You
143. Dr. John - Gris-Gris
144. N. W. A. - Straight Outta Compton
145. Steely Dan - Aja
146. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
147. Otis Redding - Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology
148. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Deja Vu
149. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
150. Santana - Santana
151. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
152. The B-52's - The B-52's
153. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight
154. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
155. The Pretenders - The Pretenders
156. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
157. Joy Division - Closer
158. Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
159. Kiss - Alive
160. T. Rex - Electric Warrior
161. Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay
162. Radiohead - OK Computer
163. Prince - 1999
164. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
165. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
166. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
167. Metallica - Master of Puppets
168. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
169. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Exodus
170. The Who - Live at Leeds
171. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
172. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
173. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
174. Bob Dylan - Desire
175. The Carpenters - Close to You
176. Aerosmith - Rocks
177. Parliament/Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
178. The Byrds - Greatest Hits
179. Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions - The Anthology 1961 - 1977
180. Abba - The Definitive Collection
181. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones, Now!
182. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Natty Dread
183. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
184. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
185. The Stooges - The Stooges
186. Sly and the Family Stone - Fresh
187. Peter Gabriel - So
188. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
189. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
190. Elvis Presley - From Elvis in Memphis
191. The Stooges - Fun House
192. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
193. Green Day - Dookie
194. Lou Reed - Transformer
195. John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Bluesbreakers
196. Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965 - 1968
197. R.E.M. - Murmur
198. Little Walter - The Best of
199. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
200. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
201. Simon and Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
202. Michael Jackson - Bad
203. Cream - Wheels of Fire
204. Prince - Dirty Mind
205. Santana - Abraxas
206. Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
207. Pearl Jam - Ten
208. Neil Young With Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
209. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
210. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
211. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
212. Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner
213. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
214. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley/Go Bo Diddley
215. Bobby Bland - Two Steps From the Blues
216. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
217. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
218. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
219. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
220. Professor Longhair - New Orleans Piano
221. U2 - War
222. Neil Diamond - The Neil Diamond Collection
223. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
224. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
225. Hank Williams - The Complete Hank Williams
226. Pixies - Doolittle
227. Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
228. Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
229. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time
230. Queen - A Night at the Opera
231. The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles
232. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
233. Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
234. Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection
235. Jackie Wilson - Mr. Excitement!
236. The Who - The Who Sings My Generation
237. Madonna - Like a Prayer
238. Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
239. The Replacements - Let It Be
240. Run-DMC - Run-DMC
241. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
242. Jerry Lee Lewis - The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer No Filler!
243. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out!
244. Grateful Dead - Live Dead
245. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
246. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
247. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
248. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
249. David Bowie - Low
250. Bruce Springsteen - The River
251. Otis Redding - The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
252. Metallica - Metallica
253. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
254. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
255. The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
256. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
257. Willie Nelson - Stardust
258. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
259. Crosby, Stills and Nash - Crosby, Stills and Nash
260. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
261. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
262. Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
263. Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles
264. Blood, Sweat and Tears - Child Is Father to the Man
265. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
266. The Who - Quadrophenia
267. Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
268. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psycho Candy
269. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
270. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!
271. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Going to a Go-Go
272. Labelle - Nightbirds
273. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
274. Parliament - Mothership Connection
275. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814
276. Harry Smith, ed. - Anthology of American Folk Music
277. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
278. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
279. Mary J. Blige - My Life
280. Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
281. Barry White - Can't Get Enough
282. The Cars - The Cars
283. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
284. Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind
285. Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
286. X - Los Angeles
287. Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun
288. The Kinks - Something Else by the Kinks
289. Al Green - Call Me
290. Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
291. Bob Dylan and the Band - The Basement Tapes
292. The Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat
293. Simon and Garfunkel - Greatest Hits
294. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
295. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
296. The Mothers of Inventions - We're Only In It For the Money
297. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
298. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
299. Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
300. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
301. Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
302. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
303. Jeff Buckley - Grace
304. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
305. Beck - Odelay
306. Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers
307. Roxy Music - Avalon
308. Various Artists - The Sun Records Collection
309. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
310. Red Hot Chili Peppers - BloodSugarSexMagic
311. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
312. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
313. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
314. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
315. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
316. No Doubt - Rock Steady
317. Eminem - The Eminem Show
318. The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
319. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Burnin'
320. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
321. Randy Newman - Sail Away
322. The Police - Ghost in the Machine
323. David Bowie - Station to Station
324. Linda Rondstadt - The Very Best of Linda Rondstadt
325. Eric Clapton - Slowhand
326. The Cure - Disintegration
327. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
328. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
329. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
330. James Brown - In the Jungle Groove
331. Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
332. The Beatles - Help!
333. Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
334. X - Wild Gift
335. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
336. Soundgarden - Superunknown
337. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
338. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
339. Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
340. Black Flag - Damaged
341. Moby - Play
342. Depeche Mode - Violator
343. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
344. Lou Reed - Berlin
345. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
346. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
347. Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
348. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960
349. The Yardbirds - Roger the Engineer (a.k.a. Over Under Sideways Down)
350. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
351. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
352. Billy Joel - 52nd Street
353. The Yardbirds - Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds
354. Randy Newman - 12 Songs
355. The Rolling Stones - Between the Buttons
356. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
357. Elton John - Honky Chateau
358. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
359. Outkast - Stankonia
360. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
361. New Order - Substance
362. The Doors - L.A. Woman
363. Madonna - Ray of Light
364. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
365. The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
366. Mott the Hoople - Mott
367. The Strokes - Is This It
368. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
369. The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
370. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
371. Roxy Music - Siren
372. Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
373. Bjork - Post
374. The Eagles - The Eagles
375. John Lee Hooker - The Ultimate Collection (1948 - 1990)
376. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
377. TLC - CrazySexyCool
378. Toots and the Maytals - Funky Kingston
379. Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park
380. The Beach Boys - Sunflower
381. Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
382. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
383. The Who - A Quick One (Happy Jack)
384. Def Leppard - Pyromania
385. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
386. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
387. Roxy Music - Country Life
388. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
389. Don Henley - The End of the Innocence
390. The White Stripes - Elephant
391. Jackson Browne - The Pretender
392. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
393. Randy Newman - Good Old Boys
394. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
395. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
396. ZZ Top - Eliminator
397. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
398. The Temptations - Anthology
399. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
400. Nas - Illmatic
401. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)
402. Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo
403. Big Star - Radio City
404. The Clash - Sandinista!
405. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
406. Sinead O'Connor - I Don't Want What I Haven't Got
407. The Doors - Strange Days
408. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
409. Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
410. Wire - Pink Flag
411. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
412. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
413. Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
414. James Brown - Greatest Hits
415. Van Halen - Van Halen
416. Tom Waits - Mule Variations
417. U2 - Boy
418. Wings - Band on the Run
419. Portishead - Dummy
420. The Beatles - With the Beatles
421. Buddy Holly and the Crickets - The Chirping Crickets
422. Various Artists - The Best of the Girl Groups, Volumes 1 and 2
423. The Mamas and the Papas - Greatest Hits
424. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 2
425. David Bowie - Changes One
426. Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
427. The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
428. Radiohead - Kid A
429. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
430. Cheap Trick - At Budokan
431. Diana Ross and the Supremes - Anthology
432. Peter Wolf - Sleepless
433. Brian Eno - Another Green World
434. The Police - Outlandos D'Amour
435. PJ Harvey - To Bring you My Love
436. Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jet
437. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
438. Big Star - #1 Record
439. Nirvana - In Utero
440. Beck - Sea Change
441. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
442. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
443. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
444. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
445. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy and the Lash
446. Suicide - Suicide
447. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
448. Cheap Trick - In Color
449. War - The World Is a Ghetto
450. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like an Eagle
451. MC5 - Back in the USA
452. Madonna - Music
453. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
454. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim - Getz/Gilberto
455. The Police - Synchronicity
456. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
457. Jackson Browne - For Everyman
458. John Prine - John Prine
459. EPMD - Strictly Business
460. Alice Cooper - Love It to Death
461. Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?
462. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
463. Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
464. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
465. The Drifters - Golden Hits
466. Hole - Live Through This
467. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
468. Elton John - Elton John
469. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
470. R.E.M. - Document
471. Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
472. Def Leppard - Hysteria
473. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
474. Otis Redding - Live in Europe
475. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
476. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
477. Fugees - The Score
478. LL Cool J - Radio
479. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
480. George Michael - Faith
481. The Smiths - The Smiths
482. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces
483. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
484. Merle Haggard - Branded Man
485. Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits
486. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
487. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
488. D'Angelo - Voodoo
489. Steve Earle - Guitar Town
490. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
491. Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
492. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
493. Earth, Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World
494. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
495. Husker Du - New Day Rising
496. Kiss - Destroyer
497. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show
498. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
499. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
500. Eurythmics - Touch

101. Cream - Fresh Cream

Cream

Former Yardbird Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker formed a "super-group" that was supposed to combine their music-making abilities. This is the first album of the famous trio and appeared in december, 1966 and it contains compositions by Bruce and Baker and American blues covers.
 

99. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On

Sly and the Family Stone

After a few albums of sexy, sunny funk/pop, the twisted mind of Sly Stone turned dark, moody, reflective, and angry. Despite all this, Riot is as funky as Sly's previous records. Stone spoke not only to the turmoil in 1971's America, but also to the chaos of his increasingly druggy personal life. This is an album of dangerous beauty, where every song is haunting and restrained.

97. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

The album features some of the most powerful songs of the '60s. Dylan's peculiar singing, deep lyrics and special guitar and harmonica playing make this record one of the cornerstones of the American folk music and had a great impact on the music of the '60s.

01.- Blowin' In The Wind

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

96. The Who - Tommy

The Who

It's the Who's 1969 rock opera "Tommy" about a deaf, dumb and blind kid whose main skill is to play killer pinball. It was written by guitarist Pete Townshend. Apart from its bizzare plot, the album is filled with excellent music, ever lasting rock hits and outstanding playing and singing. 01.- Overture

Captain Walker
Didn't come home
His unborn child,
Will never know him
Believe him missing
With a number of men
Don't expect
To see him again.

94. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Miles Davis

This revolutionary album was recorded in 1969, at the height of the psychedelic era, during three days of jamming. Miles Davis invented a new way of thinking about improvisation. The record has a mysterious and dark quality take the listener to a trance rarely or never experienced. Apart Miles on trumpet, the other players were: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and Dave Holland.

90. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book

Stevie Wonder

The album shows the contrasting sides of Wonder's personality. He travels between strong rock, wah-wah guitar funk and weak love songs. Worth to mention Jeff Beck'contribution on "Looking for another Love".

01.- You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears.

87. Pink Floyd - The Wall

Pink Floyd

Inspired by Roger Waters' mental collapse at the end of the Floyd's "Animals" tour, The Wall is a concept album (subject to a movie too) but it also includes fully developed songs, which have become classics. The record is a spellbinding musical journey, its music is at turns beautiful, haunting, and unquestionably powerful, and the story is an absolutely gripping one.

In The Flesh


So you thought you might like to,
Go to the show.
To feel the warm thrill of confusion,
That space cadet glow.
Tell me is something eluding you, Sunshine?

85. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen

This is an album painted in big, broad strokes of paint. Still it was still too subtle for some who tried to tap the title track as an anthem when it is, in fact, a bitter diatribe by a Vietnam War vet whose country forgot about him. The record is also a glorious grab bag of radio-ready anthems - Springsteen's best display of pop songwriting ever .

01.- BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

86. The Beatles - Let It Be

The Beatles

The tension and frustration experienced by The Beatles during the White Album recording sessions reached new heights during the filming of Get Back. In a desperate attempt to bring the old spirit to the dismantling band, McCartney was pushing to have The Beatles play live again. His thinking was that playing together would reunite them. Instead, there was much talk of breaking up for ever. It was decided that the group should at least rehearse together while being filmed. Lennon said about The Beatles at this time: "It had become a job."

"Two Of Us"
(Lennon/McCartney)

83. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's music combines elements of bitter romance with a certain sense of humor except on the ballads which are usually serious to create a good time sound that everybody could enjoy. This record was Aretha's first big hit. It's a cornerstone in soul music and R'n'B. Many present day R&B and soul feminine soloists would not have had such careers whether Aretha Franklin would have not set the standard with this album.

82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Recorded in 1968, Axis is a lively album, containing some of rock's milestones. It's not the greatest Hendrix record as a guitarist but it shows his other talents like songwriting, singing and studio expertise.

01.- EXP

Announcer: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to radio station EXP.
Tonight we are featuring an interview
with a very peculiar looking gentleman
who goes by the name of Mr. Paul
Corusoe on the dodgy subject of are
there or are there not flying saucers
or UFOs? Please Mr. Corusoe, please

81. Paul Simon - Graceland

Paul Simon

Before the release of Graceland in 1986, Simon was already a musical superstar. From his 60's days with Simon & Garfunkel to his solo work in the 70's, he created some of the most memorable songs in pop history. The basis of his music was deeply rooted in the American tradition. When one heard the South African rhythms that came from Graceland, the last person you'd expect them to come from would be Paul Simon. The African musical backing is fresh, new and vibrant.

01.- The Boy In The Bubble

It was a slow day
And the sun was beating

80. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies

The record reveals Rod Argent's great songwriting. The music is generally based on guitar, soft drums, pretty piano, and wavering Mellotron, with a bit of accordion. There's a rich interplay of many instruments, in all sorts of pop styles. Some of the music is almost classical in tone, some is uptempo stuff but all the stuff is highly accessible and enjoyable.

78. Neil Young - Harvest

Neil Young

This was the middle of the road album that Neil Young released after the breakup of Crossby, Stills, Nash & Young, and, once again, he shows just how wide and deep his musical gift is. As always, Neil's genius as a composer and a unique guitar player are obvious. but this record is also a great collection of musical styles.

77. The Clash - The Clash

The Clash

The Clash was the the most politically radical group of the punk era. The album contains hard-edged guitar and drums and violently direct vocals. The lyrics deal with almost every social issue that preoccupied the Britain of the era.

Janie Jones
(Strummer/Jones)

He's in love with rock'n'roll woaahh
He's in love with gettin' stoned woaahh
He's in love with Janie Jones
But he don't like his boring job, no...

An' he knows what he's got to do
So he knows he's gonna have fun with you
You lucky lady!

76. John Lennon - Imagine

John Lennon

The album was coproduced by Phil Spector and it's considered to be Lennon's solo career masterpiece. It shows Lennon as a serious solo artist who could hold his own without Paul McCartney. The record reveals Lennon's edgy, contemplative, and hard-rock side. Harrison's great guitar work is certainly worth to mention.

01.- Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do

75. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin

Zeppelin's debut contained a series of blues covers and jams but their second is much tighter. Jimmy Page is the great master of riffs and they abound throughout this album, John Paul Jones/John Bonham's rhythms are deep and precise, Plant's vocals are esquisite as usual. Whole Lotta Love
(Bonham/Jones/Page/Plant)

You need coolin', baby, I'm not foolin',
I'm gonna send you back to schoolin',
Way down inside honey, you need it,
I'm gonna give you my love,

73. AC/DC - Back in Black

AC/DC

AC/DC has captured and perfectly transmitted the concept of Masculinity. It's a man's record full of men's images and needs. Rock'n'roll is basically about a man howling about his desires, and what he desires are women, liquor, and guitars that sound like sheets of metal being worked by power tools. Angus and Malcolm Young have created a lot of the basic guitar phrases in the history of rock music and this is obvious in all the songs of the record.

72. Prince - Purple Rain

Prince

The album is a landmark in Prince's career and in pop music as well. Prince introduced a pop sound that incorporated the 1984 club music, Sly and Family Stone-style funk and even guitar sounds that owed a lot to Jimi Hendrix. Anyone wanting to know the impact Prince made on the pop scene, should listen to this album.

71. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

Neil Young

Neil Young stands as an icon of the sixties, an artist who has done the music his own way, with sincerity, authenticity, and verve. Over the years, he produced memorable songs. He always made what he wanted on his terms, and has never sold out to commercialism or appealed to mainstream. Young is an iconoclast, unpredictable and unreliable from a business sense, and a kind of prima donna, but he always plays straight from the heart and groin, and one knows that the guy playing that guitar so powerfully is in control of the strongand and amazing sounds coming from it.

70. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin

It was released in 1975 before the influences of the day (synthesizers, disco) ended Zeppelin's reign as the kings of loud blues-metal. Experimenting with new sounds, the band blends Middle Eastern rhythms, folk-stylings, heavy blues, and deeply impassioned rock riffs into a set that sounds tempting and adventurous.

01.- Custard Pie

Rock down, lady, by the sea
Rock down, mama, just dream of me
Mama, love me, fool around all night long
Well, I'm made of braken gravy
I should know right from wrong

See me comin' slowly on by your door

68. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall

Michael Jackson

Produced by Quincy Jones, the album signals the arrival of Michael Jackson as a major talent outside the Jackson Five. It was also the first record by a solo artist to contain four Top 10 hits. There's even a Paul McCartney song on the album. Jackson blew away everyone away with this album but only the contemporaries are able to understand the full impact it had on pop music industry.
 

66. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin's fourth album, released in 1971, turned them from rock superstars into giant behemoths. Robert Plant's howling wails and Jimmy Page's frenetic guitar altered the stylistic bent of hard rock. The disc ranges from acoustic English folk ("Goin' to California" and "The Battle of Evermore," the latter featuring the late Fairport Convention's Sandy Denny) to bluesy riff-slinging, to the fast-and-furious "Black Dog" and to the masterpiece "Stairway To Heaven" (maybe the best-known rock song).

Black Dog
(Jones/Page/Plant)

65. Van Morrison - Moondance

Van Morrison

  
65. Van Morrison - Moondance
65. Van Morrison - Moondance
The album is the statement of a poet, musician and bandleader. The band has prepared the arrangements to perfection. The sax solos replace the guitar. Van defines his Irish heart, strangely enough, with R&B and jazz rhythms, with shouting and haunting voice and spiritual attitude.

01.- And It Stoned Me

Half a mile from the county fair
And the rain keep pourin' down
Me and Billy standin' there
With a silver half a crown
Hands are full of a fishin' rod

63. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

The album is the post-60's peace and love, nasty early 70's hard core drug inspired Stones at their peak. Ry Cooder and Billy Preston are the guest stars on "Sister Morphine" and "I Got the Blues". Punchy and twisted lyrics, haunting guitars and sensitive Jagger vocals made this album a real rock masterpiece.

01.- Brown Sugar

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in a market down in New Orleans.
Scarred old slaver know he's doin' alright.
Hear him whip the women just around midnight.
Ah Brown Sugar how come you taste so good

62. U2 - Achtung Baby

U2

Both commercially accessible and experimental, the songs on this album are all hits combining differing styles into one coherent piece. Despite the lively rhythms and danceable beat, this is a dark painful record. To mention also Edge's playing, a corner stone in the pop guitar evolution.

61. Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Guns n' Roses

Released in 1987, it's the first studio effort by the teen-agers oriented rock group lead by the charismatic Axl Rose and the Jimmy Page imitator Slash. A huge commercial success, it provided a rock identity to millions of disoriented kids fed up with disco and pop.

Welcome to the Jungle (4:31)


Welcome to the jungle
We've got fun 'n' games
We got everything you want
Honey, we know the names
We are the people that can find
Whatever you may need
If you got the money, honey
We got your disease

CHORUS:

59. The Beatles - Meet The Beatles

The Beatles

The album was released in 1963 and it has all the naivety of the Beatles' first recordings. "I Want To Hold Your hand", "I Saw Her Standing There", "All My Loving" and "I Wanna Be Your Man" were huge hits, turning the fab four into best-selling pop artists.

"I Want To Hold Your Hand"

Oh yeah, I'll tell you something
I think you'll understand
When I'll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
And please, say to me

58. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Producer and friend Frank Zappa gave total creative control to Beefheart and his Magic Band. They rehearsed the material for this 1969 album for over a year, composing minimalistic R&B, blues, and garage rock, free jazz and avant-garde experimentalism. The music suggests "Dada Art". Beefheart's lyrics and deep voice, as well as the strange playing of guitarists Zoot Horn Rollo and Antennae Jimmy Semens, bassist Rockette Morton and drummer The Mascara Snake put this album in the category "far out."
 

57. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

The Rolling Stones

This 1968 record is among the Stones two or three greatest albums, it means it's also among the very best rock & roll albums ever. Beggars Banquet established the Stones as one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands and began a quality streak almost unmatched.

01.- Sympathy For The Devil

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate

56. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

Stevie Wonder

It's the highest high point of Stevie Wonder's career. The album retains a huge amount of visionary relevance. Wonder masters many kinds of music (funk jams, soft ballads, acid-rock, swing, latin, gospel, Hare Krishna chants) without losing his own identity.

01.- Love's In Need Of Love Today

Good morning evening friends
Here's your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I'm about to say
Could mean the world's disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It's that

54. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

This record is quintessential Hendrix. While each of the three albums released by the Experience are brilliant, Electric Ladyland is the group's masterpiece, maybe because Hendrix was allowed free reign on this album. It's full with inventive guitar work, trippy lyrics and Hendrix's best vocal work.

Side A

1.- ...AND GODS MADE LOVE
(instrumental)

2.- HAVE YOU EVER BEEN
(TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND)

Have you ever been, have you ever been to Electric Ladyland ?
The magic carpet waits for you, so don't you be late.

53. Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959

Ray Charles

The album concentrates on Ray's great progress in the 1950s, particularly his days with Atlantic Records. Charles' music in those days used basic rock and roll ingridients (blues, jazz, honky-tonk, gospel) to create something more mature and sensual than anything the rock n' roll pioneers created. The album concentrates on Ray's great progress in the 1950s, particularly his days with Atlantic Records.

51. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon and Garfunkel

The album was the biggest success of Simon and Garfunkle's career. It's based upon the massive hit of the same name and several other successful hits: "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)", "Cecilia", " The Boxer", "Bye Bye Love". It is also the duo's most consistent original studio album.

01.- Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry
Them all;
I'm on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can't be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

49. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers Band

This 1971 concert recording is all about improvisational blues and rock, There are few live rock albums in its rank. Guitarists Duane Allman and Dickie Betts were at the peak of their powers. Vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman would have been a star in any other setting; here he's just one more component in a brilliant ensemble. Duane Allman died shortly after At Fillmore East was released, and the Brothers haven't reached such heights since.

47. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

John Coltrane

The album is a suite about redemption, pure spirit and encapsulates all the aspirations of the 1960s. Coltrane looks for spiritual and musical freedom, expressed through polyrhythms, modalities, and purely vertical forms which captivated the jazz listeners of the time and rock fellow travelers like the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, and the Byrds, while initiating a series of volatile, unruly prayer offerings.

46. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Bob Marley has reigned as the supreme and ultimate name in reggae music. Despite passing away in the early eighties, his music remains popular. It isn't hard to see why, as it really does stand the test of time. Many compilations of his work have been released over the years. Legend is the most popular compilation of Marley's music. Many Marley fans hail this as his best compilation and it has become the best-selling reggae album of all time.

45. The Band - The Band

The Band

Also known as The Brown Album, the Band's debut release has no blaring leads, the vocal harmonies are unique, the lyrics address historical facts and rural life, yet the music makes you feel good and even want to dance. Levon Helm , Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson master 27 different instruments among them (guitars, fiddles, church organ, mandolins, horns, piano). The album represents the best genuine, often forgotten, American Music.

01.- Across The Great Divide

Standin by your window in pain,
a pistol in your hand,

44. Patti Smith - Horses

Patti Smith

It's a poetic, lyrical, scary, weird album, filled with graphic descriptions of sex and violence, sensitivity , intensity and feeling. Patti Smith has shaped much of the contemporary female music, everyone from Alanis Morissette to PJ Harvey have clear influences from her music and prescence.
 

43. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd

Released in 1973, Dark Side Of the Moon is one of those albums that is discovered anew by each generation of listeners. It's a complex, psychedelic, moody work, full of sound effects and real noises but also with great songs and lyrics. Together with The Wall, it's Pink Floyd's best-known work. Some statistics: it remained on Billboard's 200 album chart for 15 years straight and then for another two when it was remastered in 1994, it is the most successful album ever with of 40 million copies sold world-wide.

1." Speak to Me "
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- instrumental -

42. The Doors - The Doors

The Doors

Released in 1967, this is the Doors' debut album. Everybody remembers the sensual, enigmatic and menacing vocalist and poet Jim Morrison but it's impossible to neglect the originality and virtuosity of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The Doors also rewrote the rules of songwriting , this debut album being a shock to the pop audience.

BREAK ON THROUGH (TO THE OTHER SIDE)

You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side

40. Love - Forever Changes

Love

This is the third album by the L.A. folk-rock group led by the singer-songwriter Arthur Lee. It sounds as fresh and innovative today as it did when it was originally released in 1968. With David Angel's atmospheric string and horn arrangements, Lee explores mainstream America's taste for paranoia ("The Red Telephone") and violence ("A House Is Not a Motel") with songs that are as sonically refined as they are lyrically candid and agonizing. It's one of the perfect albums in rock history.

39. The Beatles - Please Please Me

The Beatles

It's the first-ever album, raw and rough and still very rock & roll. Lennon and McCartney cooperate after having already scored two UK hits. The Beatles still rely heavily on the cover material. A small step for the four fabs, a giant leap for pop and rock'n'roll.

"I Saw Her Standing There"
(Lennon/McCartney)

[1,2,3,4!]

Well, she was just 17
You know what I mean
And the way she looked was way beyond compare
So how could I dance with another (Ooh)
When I saw her standing there

38. Muddy Waters - The Anthology, 1947-1972

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters needs no special introduction. He created the Chicago electric blues that dominated the genre since he first hit in the late 1940s. His bands featured the people that would become the American line of electric blues: Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Spann, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, among others. The Anthology covers Waters' creational through the late 1960s. All his famous songs are featured in their definitive versions.

37. The Eagles - Hotel California

The Eagles

This is the first Eagles album featuring Joe Walsh. Together with Don Felder, they are a gifted tandem and push the Eagles to a harder sound. It's also Randy Messiness' swan song with the band. The band examines the high and lows of the land of hopes and dreams, California. Don Henley's voice is great in rock songs and ballads as well. A real corner stone, definitely the most listened the country/rock album.

01.- Hotel California

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air

36. Carole King - Tapestry

Carole King

Carole King was already famous as a writer of Tin Pan Alley songs in the '60s. She became more famous with the release of Tapestry in 1971. The album soon became one of the biggest-selling LPs of all time. The music is loose, earthy, casual, intimate, and tough; Carole King covers all the emotional ground of the post-liberated woman.

01.- I Feel The Earth Move

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Ooh, baby, when I see your face

35. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

David Bowie

This album appeared in a period when rock and roll music was mostly composed of sensitive singer/songwriters and instrumental virtuosos. David Bowie brought a breath of fresh air, and liberated a whole generation. The music has a kind of apocalyptic, ethereal space quality, Bowie, the wild mutation as a rock 'n' roll star, sings about darkness and disgrace.

01.- Five Years

Pushing thru the market square,
so many mothers sighing
News had just come over,
we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept when he told us,
earth was really dying

34. The Band - Music From Big Pink

The Band

It's one of those rare albums that turned the rock world on its axis. Released in 1968 at the height of the psychedelic revolution, the members of the Band, along with producer-sideman John Simon eschewed spacey diversions, opting for an earthier route. Wah-wah pedals and tape loops were making way for fiddles and mandolins. The album is the group's most democratic effort before Robbie Robertson emerged as the ensemble's mouthpiece. The album is the purest creation of the Band.

01.- Tears Of Rage

We carried you in our arms on Independence Day

33. Ramones - Ramones

It's the Ramones' debut album in 1976, recorded for about $6,000. It's an inspiration for thousands of punk bands worldwide. It has a primal roar, funny lyrics and the impulse to blast it for everyone: Hey, listen to this . The Ramones rewrite rock & roll history, creating heavy music, adding a pop touch to songs inspired by horror movies and glue sniffing.

01.- Blitzkrieg Bop

Hey ho, let's go Hey ho, let's go Hey ho, let's go Hey ho, let's go
They're forming in straight line
They're going through a tight wind
The kids are losing their minds

32. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

The Rolling Stones

Let It Bleed, that appeared in 1969, was a special event. Guitarist Brian Jones died during the recordings. The album contains pure blues (Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain"), country ("Country Honk"), and pop hits, like "Gimme Shelter", "Monkey Man", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", and "Midnight Rambler".

01.- Gimme Shelter

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away

31. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home

Bob Dylan

The album has an electric side and an acoustic one. The electric crossover was a shock to all the folk community. The lyrics are sometimes funny, sometimes surrealistic. The album includes the famous songs "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Maggie's Farm" and "Mr. Tambourine Man"

01.- Subterranean Homesick Blues

Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid

30. Joni Mitchell - Blue

Joni Mitchell

Recorded in 1971, the accompaniment band includes Stephen Stills and James Taylor. Those who are used to the emotional Joni Mitchell's style consider this album to be her best, an outstanding collection of sensitive ballads.

01.- All I Want

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Traveling, traveling, traveling
Looking for something, what can it be
Oh I hate you some, I hate you some
I love you some
Oh I love you when I forget about me
I want to be strong I want to laugh along
I want to belong to the living

29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

This is the debut album of the most influential hard rock group, a paroxism of the blues-rock induced by ex-Bluesbreakers guitarist Jimmy Page, young and powerful singer Robert Plant and the rhythm section formed by John Paul Jones and John Bonham. It contains famous rock tracks: "Good Times Bad Times", "Communication Breakdown", bluesy tunes: "How Many More Times" and the amazing "Dazed and Confused" as well as the acoustic ballad "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".

Good Times Bad Times
(Bonham/Jones/Page)

28. The Who - Who's Next

The Who

One of the best albums of one of the greatest rock groups of all time. It contains some of The Who's most famous songs, "Baba O'Riley", "Bargain, "My Wife", "Gettin' in Tune", and "Won't Get Fooled Again". The originality of the lyrics, the powerful guitar playing, the excellent rhythm section and the unexpected use of synths, make the album a corner stone in the history of British rock.

01.- Baba O'Riley

Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right

27. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol.1

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson was one of the founders of the Delta Blues and the most influential blues guitarist prior to the electric explosion of Roy Buchanan and Jimi Hendrix. The 41 tracks he recorded during his short life made a huge impact on American guitarists and British pop artists like Keith Richards and Eric Clapton. A must for those who really want to understand the evolution of blues/rock guitar.
 

26. U2 - The Joshua Tree

U2

The predominant mood of the album is one of self-discovery and the hunger for something more than simple pop songs or politic anthems on tracks like the pulsating "Where the Streets Have No Name" and the gospel-like"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" while "With or Without You," is an impressive love song , one of the greatest hits of the '80s.

WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

23. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Stevie Wonder

Maybe Stevie Wonder's best album, and the one where his free-form moments melt with his knack for pop singles, the album swings between delicate ballads, Latin-influenced rhythms ("Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"), and synth-heavy versions of soul ("Higher Ground").
01.- Too High
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do dodo do dodo
Dodo dodo do do
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do do do dodo do
Dodo dodo dodo
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't touched the sky
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't touched the sky
 

22. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

John Lennon

This is Lennon's first real music project after the Beatles' break up. The band, named Plastic Ono Band, includes Klaus Voorman on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. The famous tracks: Mother is, maybe, the most tragic song Lennon ever sang, a unique dramatic, personal confession. Working Class Hero is clearly influenced by Bob Dylan. The album lacks the popularity of its follow-up, Imagine but it sounds more sincere and personal.
01.- Mother
 
Mother, you had me, but I never had you
I wanted you, you didn't want me
So I, I just got to tell you

21. Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight

Chuck Berry

The albun is the definitive compilation of one of the founders of rock'n'roll and the most guitar-oriented of them. Before Beatles and Dylan, he was the finest rock songwriter. He invented rock'n'roll by adapting rhythm'n'blues and playing it his own way. Berry was also a great performer, his showmanship influenced not only early rock'n'roll guitarists but Jimi Hendrix as well.

 

20. Michael Jackson - Thriller

Michael Jackson

The bestselling album of all time, it had 7 top 10 singles in US and 8 Grammies. It was produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. Beat It was endorced by Eddie Van Halen, his solo became also a classic. The album was supposed to define a new standard in pop and dance music but nothing reached its level from then on.

01. - Wanna Be Startin Somethin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)

12. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Miles Davis

It is the invention of modal jazz, a music that gives improvisers freedom from the fixed harmonies and let them concentrate on their creational side instead of following chord sequences. Every note on this record seems to be perfect, and each piece of music moves towards its destiny. Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and Wynton Kelly created one of the corner stones in jazz history.

3. The Beatles - Revolver

The Beatles

Revolver was the Beatles' most ambitious LP for the moment. Many fans remember it as their best. A pop/rock lesson fitting great songwriting into experimental music, this is also a record whose influence extends far beyond cheerleaders' adoration.

"Taxman"
(Harrison)

[1,2,3,4

Hrmm!

1,2...

1,2,3,4.]

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all

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